Disney Grapefruit Cake

Recipe by Pinay0618

This cake is served at the Brown Derby at MGM Studios Orlando. It's wonderfully light and tart-sweet.

Top Review by mollymustang

Loved the flavor!! It's very refreshing! Not sure if it was just my attempt, but the cake seemed a little dry...I'm thinking I might add some more "moisture" to the batter next time or could easily substitute a store-bought white cake mix (for times when I want something quick and easy). Also, the frosting on my cake covered only the middle layer and the top of the cake (which made for a pretty presentation); Next time, I'm going to try to double the frosting recipe and frost the whole cake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in large mixing bowl.
  3. Make a well in center of dry ingredients.
  4. Add water, vegetable oil, eggs, grapefruit juice and lemon rind.
  5. Beat until smooth.
  6. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff but not dry.
  7. Gently fold egg whites into cake batter.
  8. Pour into an ungreased 10 inch cake pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
  9. When cool, slice cake in half horizontally.
  10. Frost.
  11. Beat cheese until fluffy.
  12. Add lemon juice and rind.
  13. Gradually add sugar and beat until blended; add food coloring. Add reserved 2 tablespoons of grapefruit juice and blend.
  14. Divide frosting in half and add roughly chopped grapefruit sections to one half.
  15. Spread this mixture on bottom half of cake.
  16. Top with several grapefruit sections.
  17. Cover with other cake layer and frost remainder of cake.
  18. Garnish with remaining grapefruit sections.

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